Affiliate programs incentivize customers of a particular company to spread the word about that company. If you’re an affiliate partner of ACME Books, you place links from your own website TO Acme Books’ site. When an ACME customer is referred FROM your site, the web traffic is tracked and ACME awards you some kind of credit for that sale. In many cases, you earn a percentage of the total sale amount.

Now Amazon, Apple’s iBookstore, and Barnes & Noble all have affiliate programs. If you’re an author, and especially if you’re  a BookBaby client, chances are good that your eBooks are available in all three of those stores. So why not partner with them as affiliates also? That way, whenever you send readers to one of those retail sites to purchase your eBook, you’ll get paid a little extra! 

For more information, or to register as an affiliate partner, check out:

Apple iBookstore’s Affilate Program

Amazon’s Affiliate Program (Amazon Associates)

Barnes & Noble Affiliate Program

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About Chris Robley

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is an award-winning poet, songwriter, performer, and music producer who now lives in Portland, Maine after more than a decade in Portland, Oregon. His music has been praised by NPR, the LA Times, the Boston Globe, and others. Skyscraper Magazine said he is “one of the best short-story musicians to come along in quite some time.” Robley’s poetry has been published or is forthcoming in POETRY, Prairie Schooner, Poetry Northwest, Beloit Poetry Journal, RHINO, Magma Poetry, and more. He is the 2013 winner of Boulevard's Poetry Prize for Emerging Writers and the 2014 recipient of a Maine Literary Award in the category of "Short Works Poetry."

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